In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Always Something Going On

 I did not have any commitments on Wednesday or Friday morning this week, other than getting the girls off to school. On Thursday, however, the girls had to go to school, the boys to their Thursday class and I had a field trip to Richmond with the three little guys. In spite of having every minute of the morning filled, I got a call at 6:40 that my chicks were in at the Post Office and to come get them. Mind you, the chicks were supposed to ship late June, so they were a bit early. I had no choice but to leave the kids to get themselves ready while Julia and I made a post office run. My sister saved my field trip by taking the boys to class for me as well.

Our baby chicks are 30 White Pearl guinea babies. They will grown up and hopefully remain here to eat ticks like my previous guinea flock that has dwindled from 30 to 8 over the last few years.

They are cute now, but they will grow up ugly and obnoxious just like the current flock.

I took my camera on the field trip and got some excellent pictures of the kids on the Nina and Pinta replicas that are sailing around America; the problem is that my camera didn't have a memory card in it, so I never really took any pictures. Elijah was so disappointed that he wanted to go back. It was a cool field trip nevertheless.

When we came home, we realized we had to patch the chicken mansion opening that JD left for the pigeon that passed away several months ago. While he was never smart enough to come out of it, the roosters that are banned to the outside of the mansion have figured out how to cram themselves in.

Rather than add it to JD's already long to-do list, I let James just handle it on his own. He is quite the gifted carpenter for being 14.

He measured, cut and staple gunned the area closed. I just laughed later that night when three roosters were standing on it looking perplexed.

The current project on JD's to do list is two more garden beds. I filled the current five and we haven't added on for about three years. JD trimmed trees back and moved the trampoline to made room to add two more on the back.

An added bonus is all the tree tops are being eaten by the goats and donkey as a weekend buffet.

Since we had to pay a Home Depot delivery charge, we went ahead and ordered a pallet of rough pavers to build around the donkey trough. It will keep his hooves worn down, since he is too ill behaved for the farrier to work on his hooves. 

 While the guys build the beds, I, of course, have to pull in the two youngest bathing beauties and braid their hair. Honestly, I would much rather work in the garden.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for James! We planted 6 rows in our garden, put up 2/3 of the fence, and hopefully can get back to it on Wed., when DH is off. Good idea for the hooves. We have a concrete area, a driveway of sorts, that I hope is doing a good job on the resident's hooves.